Chinese scholars, experts term Imran Khan’s visit to China successful

Chinese scholars, experts term Imran Khan’s visit to China successful

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Chinese scholars and experts here termed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China successful and said cooperation of the two countries would improve economy of Pakistan and increase connectivity beneficial to the region.

A Chinese delegation is presently visiting Pakistan and holding meetings with Pakistan’s scholars, experts and officials to get firsthand information about China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The participants of the delegation noted that during the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China various Memorandums of Understanding were signed to further boost the relations of the two countries and take them to

new heights.

Head of the delegation Vice President China Institute of International Studies Rong Ying said, ”Despite the change in the region and local scenarios, China and Pakistan relations never changed and the ties between the two countries strengthened with the passage of time.”

He said that China and Pakistan were best friends and China will not leave Pakistan alone in difficult times. However he said that Pakistan should adopt short and long terms strategies to come out of economic crisis.

He stressed that Pakistan should focus on enhancing its exports, adding media should show raise profile of CPEC.

Director of Center for South Asia Study and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Ye Hailin said, “I have

been visiting Pakistan for the last 20 years and relations between the two countries moved forward with every

passing year.”

He noted that Pakistan’s economy was strong in the 1970s but later on declined due to many reasons. He said President of China launched the Belt and Road initiative to promote regional connectivity.

He was of the view that the project of the Road and Belt initiative would be successful with the full cooperation and participation of the member countries.

He said about 130 countries and various organizations had joined the initiative. “China’s doors are open for every country and they should join the Belt and Road initiative,” he added.

He appreciated the government of Pakistan and armed forces for providing security to Chinese working under CPEC. He stressed the need for joint action against the menace of terrorism.

Second Secretary of Department of Asian Affairs and Ministry of foreign Affairs Qin Wenci asked the Pakistani government to focus on increase in exports. “Pakistan should focus on improving manufacturing sector to increase exports,” she added.